First Eaglet Hatches From DC Eagle Cam

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Conservation, Eggs, usda

The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proudly announced this week that the first of two eaglets from the pair of Bald Eagles that have been nesting in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. has hatched. Viewers from all over the world have watched from the DC Eagle Cam as the wild pair, … Read More

Egg Industry Forum Program Released

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Eggs, Events, IPPE

Chicago will be the location for the Egg Industry Center (EIC) at Iowa State University‘s 2016 Issues Forum. The Forum will run April 20-21, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile. The event program is full of informational sessions and events of interest to egg producers, processors and allied egg-industry groups. Registrations are now being accepted at the … Read More

Eggs Join List of Dietary Guidelines Approved

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Eggs, Food, Health, usda

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines has removed a daily limit on dietary cholesterol and includes eggs in all three recommended healthy eating patterns. The American Egg Board said eggs have been shown to reduce the risk of major chronic health conditions facing Americans. “The U.S. has joined many other countries and expert groups like the American Heart Association and the American … Read More

Carnival Cruises Partners with HSUS

Jamie JohansenAnimal Activists, Animal Welfare, Eggs

Carnival, the largest cruise company in the world, has joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and will switch to 100% cage-free eggs across all of its brands by 2025. Carnival Corporation—the world’s largest travel and leisure company—includes 10 global cruise line brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Holland America Line, Cunard, AIDA Cruises, … Read More

Report Suggests Misrepresentation by Organic Egg Industry

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Chicken, Eggs, Organic, Poultry, Research

The results from a six-year research study conducted by The Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit watchdog group that focuses on farm policy research, have revealed that many facilities currently producing eggs with “organic” labels are doing so on an industrial scale, seemingly misrepresenting the “organic” production method to consumers while mirroring conventional-style practices. The study profiles management practices employed by organic … Read More

Ag Sustainability Summit Returning to IPPE

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Eggs, IPPE, Poultry, sustainability, US Poultry

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will once again be hosting the annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit during the event. This will be the eighth year that expo attendees will have the opportunity to attend the program, which intends to harbor discussion about the sustainability of today’s animal agriculture industry. The program will include presentations from several poultry … Read More

Avian Influenza Discussion Planned for IPPE

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Chicken, Eggs, Poultry, US Poultry

This year, attendees of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), to be held in Atlanta from January 26 – 28, 2016, will have the opportunity to attend “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – Lessons Learned,” a program on avian influenza sponsored by the United Egg Producers (UEP) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The program will act as a … Read More

AHPharma & USDA Introduce High-intensity Egg Candler

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Chicken, Eggs, Policy, Poultry, US Poultry, usda

AHPharma, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) have teamed up for the release of the new AviLighting Egg Candler, a high-intensity, cost-effective egg candler that has been specifically-designed to meet USDA regulations. The candler provides an effective, eco-friendly tool for identifying cracks, abnormal sacks and blood yolk spots, allowing producers numerous benefits, such as its ease of use and … Read More

Vilsack Addresses Avian Flu Conference

Cindy Zimmermanavian flu, Eggs, Poultry, Turkey, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed future avian influenza preparations for the fall season at the Avian Influenza Outbreak…Lessons Learned Conference in Des Moines this week. The secretary’s speech focused on the incident command structure, vaccination and indemnification process, and better communications in collaboration with the poultry industry. “I suspect and anticipate that we will learn from this particular conference a … Read More

HATCH Extension Following Donation of 100K+ Eggs

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Eggs, Elanco, Food

HATCH, which is providing a new way consumers, food stores and farmers can work together to make eggs available to undernourished people, will extend its program with The Kroger Co. and Rose Acre Farms through 2015. This announcement was made after successfully providing 100,039 eggs to more than 8,000 families in Indiana during a 10-week pilot program. “HATCH is becoming … Read More